Tickets Required: Christopher McDougall

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero
Event date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

On Sunday, November 3 at 5 pm, Christopher McDougall author of the wildly popular bestseller "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" will join us to discuss his new book, "Running with Sherman." 

"Christopher Mcdougall's wonderful, funny, insightful, and always entertaining book is about training a rescued donkey named Sherman to be his running partner, or vice-versa. The story evolves into life lessons learned from a myriad of characters: burro racers, "crazy" ladies, Amish people, goats, and of course Sherman, who is the real hero—move over Black Beauty. This book left a warm happiness inside my head and my heart long after I finished it." — Northshire Bookseller Maeve Noonan

Space for this event is limited, and tickets are required. 

$5 Ticket: Admission for one to the event. Tickets are good for $5 off "Born to Run" purchased the day of the event. Click here to purchase.

About "Running with Sherman":

"From the first page to the last, Running with Sherman is a delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. I quickly fell in love with Sherman and the colorful cast of two- and four-legged characters that surrounded him. Christopher McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.

When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.

Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732363
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

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